Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for deadly shooting
September 28, 2019
OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting.
The Ocala Star-Banner reports that 21-year-old Jaquez Barr was sentenced Friday, a day after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder.
Authorities say Barr shot 22-year-old Kerrian Dukes at the North Roads Apartments in Ocala in January 2018. Dukes was taken to a hospital but died from the wound.
Defense attorneys argued that Barr, who was shot in the right thigh and left arm, fired at Dukes in self-defense.
Prosecutors say Barr was the aggressor.